Edvard Munch 1863-1944
The joint effort of ten scholars, the volume Edvard Munch. 1863–1944 offers an exhaustive appraisal of the Norwegian artist’s pioneering and unique contribution to modern art. While Munch’s best-known works The Scream and The Sun place him squarely in the canon of Modernism, this publication directs a fresh look at his response to modernistic issues, such as the relationship between art and reality, the position of the individual in the world, the modern role of the artist, and issues relating to Munch and the public. The publication also offers a fully illustrated catalogue of all the works shown in the exhibition “Munch 150”, a comprehensive bibliography and a timeline of the artist’s life.